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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Kyoto
Amanohashidate 
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Amanohashidate (天橋立) is a pine covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto Prefecture. Viewed from the mountains at either end of the bay, the Amanohashidate Sandbar (which roughly translates to "bridge in heaven") looks like a pathway between heaven and earth. The scene has been admired for centuries and is ranked among Japan's three most scenic views.

Several other attractions can be explored on foot or by rental bicycle at either end of the sandbar. They include a couple of temples, a shrine, a small amusement park and observation decks from which to enjoy the view. Visitors can further take sightseeing cruises around the bay or enjoy the sand beaches along the sandbar.

Attractions
 1  Amanohashidate
Celebrated pine covered sandbar across the bay.
User rating: 86/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 59 users
 2  Kono Shrine
Shrine with an interesting connection to Ise.
User rating: 83/100 (6 votes)
Visited by: 11 users
 3  Chionji Temple
Temple standing at the sandbar's southern end.
User rating: 71/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 21 users
 4  Nariaiji Temple
Temple in the mountain north of the sandbar.
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Visited by: 8 users
  

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